All posts by Kate Lalumiere


Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For Her

 ‘Twas the fortnight before Christmas and all through the city,  folks were last-minute shopping … and it wasn’t pretty!   Their stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that the […]


Chickpeas is sure to please

A house of hummus. The turf of tabouleh. Ottawa’s newest Lebanese lean-to. Well, it’s actually much more than a lean-to: Chickpeas is a gorgeous space and might just be my […]


Go with the FLOAT

The first time I heard about floating, I was told that 90 minutes in a float tank was equal to five hours of sleep. UM — WHAT? You have my attention. […]


Nine reasons to go to Iceland

Croatia. Turkey. Peru. New Zealand. Morocco. Kenya. What do all of those countries have in common? Well, they’ve all been on my travel bucket list for almost a decade. Beyond those […]


Mulligans: a new golf game in town

In the game of golf, a “mulligan” refers to a chance to do-over a shot. So, when a golf bar called Mulligans opens in downtown Ottawa, you can’t help but […]


Fairouz Ottawa

Ottawa has gone through a dry spell this year. There have been few restaurant openings and even fewer who have made a really big splash. So, when you discover an […]

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Brunch Club: Friends with Benedicts

It’s a well-known fact that Brunch is the best meal going. Breakfast? For suckers. Lunch? For punks. Dinner? Forget about it. Brunch is that sweet spot, where a breakfast sandwich […]


Peaks of Month: Farewell to February

The month of February, though shorter than every other month of the year, wasn’t short of fun for us nuts! Weekend trips, family time and gym time kept us very […]


National Drink Wine Day

As a wine lover and trained sommelier, I simply couldn’t let “National Drink Wine Day” go unmarked… So, if you’re sitting at your desk and anticipating your chance to celebrate […]


The Best of Brewfest

Move aside Wine and Food Festival, Winter Brewfest is here to stay.   After a weekend of beer tasting at Lansdowne’s Horticulture Building,  Brewfest has taken centre stage in the […]